Can't Stop the Feeling

Can't Stop the Feeling

Not only is this song super freaking catchy and a favorite in our Zumba class but it came on during my drive home and I couldn't stop smiling from my evening's accomplishment. I literally can't stop this feeling! ;) I was going to wait to post this until we got a little further into August because I am a total slacker blogger and I like to space out my posts....but I'm so damn excited I need to get this down before I lose momentum! So you've totally seen this graphic before right?

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I always found it to be super cliché - but ladies and gentlemen MAGIC actually happens when you step outside of your safe little bubble! Tonight I attended a killer double ~ Barre Belles (kettlebells / barre hybrid of death) and TRX! Now, TRX has been on the bucket list since September and I've been avoiding it like the plague. I had every excuse in the world (I'm too heavy, I have NO upper body strength, Can those little bands even HOLD me? OMG what if I break the ceiling???). Now, you might be giggling but as a life-long fat chick I have left my fair share of broken things in the wake of this ghetto booty. Nothing ruins your day quite like realizing the weight of your ass has literally caused a poor chair to lose its life.

That said, I am all about honoring the commitments I make and last week I committed to the lovely Erica Ferrell that I would come TRX it up this week. I convinced my fabulous, supportive friend Meg to join me and I was super excited to have two of my favorite cutie instructors Brittany and Kelsey joining the party. So here I was - out of my comfort zone, but in the safety of people I adore. That might be the secret to letting the magic happen. ;)

Earlier in the day I texted Brittany and Meg both and said I was less nervous about a huge work meeting than I was about TRX. I actually considered canceling and pulling out my trusty plethora of excuses but I paused and realized the adage about focusing your energy on building the new instead of fighting the old was totally true. I'm working on being a new, improved *Sam. Better, stronger, faster. Those things require me to harness this nervous energy and self-doubt and use it to fuel myself forward. If you want to get someplace you've never been you have to be willing to do something you've never done. Sounds simple, right?

Now, not only did I not die or break the ceiling (thank GOD, I'd never show my face at Studio Poise again) but something beyond nuts happened - I ACTUALLY LIKED IT! Dead serious. It was hard as hell but I felt super strong and I couldn't believe I was able to do so many things with my own body weight! Erica was absolutely amazing and so helpful, she made the experience 100x better.  <3

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Driving home I was sitting at a red light sweaty, exhausted but smiling so big (and if I'm honest with you dear readers totally admiring my budding collarbones in my rearview mirror, LOL) and I realized that conquering this little bucket list item literally meant nothing was out of reach. There are so many things I tell myself I will do some day but I never actually commit to them because it's scary. Just because something scares you doesn't mean it isn't worth doing!

Onto our next adventure....but first, a much-needed rest day. :)

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